Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Biren Modi


Undergraduate Degree

  • Stanford University , Palo Alto , CA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2016 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Yale School of Medicine , 2002 , New Haven , CT


General Surgery
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital , 2009 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2011 , Boston , MA


  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery


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  1. Generic and Disease-specific Health-related Quality of Life in Pediatric Intestinal Failure. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 Sep 01; 73(3):338-344. View abstract
  2. ASPEN definitions in pediatric intestinal failure. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Jul 21. View abstract
  3. Clinical utility of sonographic features in indeterminate pediatric thyroid nodules. Eur J Endocrinol. 2021 May; 184(5):657-665. View abstract
  4. Predictors of Bilateral Disease in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Mar 29. View abstract
  5. Graves' disease in a five-month-old boy with an unusual treatment course. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Mar 26; 34(3):401-406. View abstract
  6. Quality of dictated feedback associated with SIMPL operative assessments of pediatric surgical trainees. Am J Surg. 2021 02; 221(2):303-308. View abstract
  7. Report of 2019 AAP National Conference and Exhibition-Section on Surgery Annual Meeting. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun; 55(6):991-992. View abstract
  8. Trends in incidence and outcomes of necrotizing enterocolitis over the last 12?years: A multicenter cohort analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun; 55(6):998-1001. View abstract
  9. Tracheostomy in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Pediatrics. 2020 03; 145(3). View abstract
  10. Long-term outcomes of severe surgical necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 May; 55(5):848-851. View abstract
  11. Long-Term Outcomes and Disease Burden of Neonatal Onset Short Bowel Syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan; 55(1):164-168. View abstract
  12. Assessment of Operative Autonomy and Readiness for Independent Practice Among Pediatric Surgery Fellows. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan; 55(1):117-121. View abstract
  13. Evidence-Based Strategies and Recommendations for Preservation of Central Venous Access in Children. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 07; 43(5):591-614. View abstract
  14. Noninvasive assessment of liver fibrosis in pediatric intestinal failure patients using liver stiffness measurement by Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun; 54(6):1174-1178. View abstract
  15. Report of Annual Meeting of the AAP Section on Surgery (SoSu). J Pediatr Surg. 2019 06; 54(6):1097-1098. View abstract
  16. Long-term outcomes of ultrashort bowel syndrome due to malrotation with midgut volvulus managed at an interdisciplinary pediatric intestinal rehabilitation center. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May; 54(5):964-967. View abstract
  17. Current Status of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Curr Probl Surg. 2019 Jan; 56(1):11-38. View abstract
  18. Impact of disease-specific volume and hospital transfer on outcomes in gastroschisis. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jan; 54(1):65-69. View abstract
  19. Growth morbidity in extremely low birth weight survivors of necrotizing enterocolitis at discharge and two-year follow-up. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun; 53(6):1197-1202. View abstract
  20. Severe neurodevelopmental disability and healthcare needs among survivors of medical and surgical necrotizing enterocolitis: A prospective cohort study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 12. View abstract
  21. Morbidity and mortality among "big" babies who develop necrotizing enterocolitis: A prospective multicenter cohort analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 12. View abstract
  22. Ileostomy Prolapse in Children with Intestinal Dysmotility. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2017; 2017:7182429. View abstract
  23. Contemporary Outcomes of Infants with Gastroschisis in North America: A Multicenter Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2017 09; 188:192-197.e6. View abstract
  24. High prevalence of same-sex twins in patients with cloacal exstrophy: Support for embryological association with monozygotic twinning. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 May; 52(5):807-809. View abstract
  25. New Medical and Surgical Insights Into Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Review. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 01 01; 171(1):83-88. View abstract
  26. Features and Outcome of Autonomous Thyroid Nodules in Children: 31 Consecutive Patients Seen at a Single Center. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 10; 101(10):3856-3862. View abstract
  27. Hospital transfers and patterns of mortality in very low birth weight neonates with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):932-5. View abstract
  28. Growth morbidity in patients with cloacal exstrophy: a 42-year experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):1017-21. View abstract
  29. Necrotizing enterocolitis is associated with earlier achievement of enteral autonomy in children with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):92-5. View abstract
  30. Enteral autonomy, cirrhosis, and long term transplant-free survival in pediatric intestinal failure patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):96-100. View abstract
  31. Tight Glycemic Control With Insulin Does Not Affect Skeletal Muscle Degradation During the Early Postoperative Period Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul; 16(6):515-21. View abstract
  32. Paget-Schroetter syndrome in 21 children: outcomes after multidisciplinary care. J Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 166(6):1493-7.e1. View abstract
  33. Extraluminal distraction enterogenesis using shape-memory polymer. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun; 50(6):938-42. View abstract
  34. Preservation of biochemical liver function with low-dose soy-based lipids in children with intestinal failure-associated liver disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Mar; 60(3):375-7. View abstract
  35. Serious congenital heart disease and necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight neonates. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1018-1026.e14. View abstract
  36. Magnitude of surgical burden associated with pediatric intestinal failure: a multicenter cohort analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec; 49(12):1795-8. View abstract
  37. Operative indications in recurrent ileocolic intussusception. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):126-30. View abstract
  38. Metabolic bone disease in pediatric intestinal failure patients: prevalence and risk factors. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):136-9. View abstract
  39. Patterns of surgical practice in very low birth weight neonates born in the United States: a Vermont Oxford Network analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec; 49(12):1821-1824.e8. View abstract
  40. Factors Affecting Spontaneous Closure of Gastrocutaneous Fistulae After Removal of Gastrostomy Tubes in Children With Intestinal Failure. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Sep; 39(7):860-3. View abstract
  41. Gastrointestinal bleeding as a complication of serial transverse enteroplasty. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May; 49(5):745-9. View abstract
  42. Citrulline levels following proximal versus distal small bowel resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May; 49(5):741-4. View abstract
  43. How are childhood thyroid nodules discovered: opportunities for improving early detection. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 164(3):658-60. View abstract
  44. Mortality and management of surgical necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight neonates: a prospective cohort study. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun; 218(6):1148-55. View abstract
  45. Mortality associated with laparotomy-confirmed neonatal spontaneous intestinal perforation: a prospective 5-year multicenter analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug; 49(8):1215-9. View abstract
  46. Endocrine physiology in the newborn. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 Nov; 22(4):205-10. View abstract
  47. Ductus venosus closure results in transient portal hypertension--is this the silent trigger for necrotizing enterocolitis? J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct; 48(10):2067-74. View abstract
  48. Pediatric blunt abdominal aortic injury and the use of intra-operative aortic ultrasound for surgical decision making. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jul; 48(7):1584-7. View abstract
  49. A standardized assessment of thyroid nodules in children confirms higher cancer prevalence than in adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug; 98(8):3238-45. View abstract
  50. A novel treatment for the midaortic syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 13; 367(24):2361-2. View abstract
  51. Pediatric intestinal failure and vascular access. Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Jun; 92(3):729-43, x. View abstract
  52. Use of a continuous glucose sensor in an extracorporeal life support circuit. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan 01; 5(1):93-8. View abstract
  53. A.S.P.E.N. Clinical guidelines: nutrition support of neonates supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010 May-Jun; 34(3):247-53. View abstract
  54. Preservation of intestinal motility after the serial transverse enteroplasty procedure in a large animal model of short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan; 44(1):229-35; discussion 235. View abstract
  55. High diagnostic yield of gastrointestinal endoscopy in children with intestinal failure. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 May; 43(5):906-10. View abstract
  56. Safety and efficacy of a fish-oil-based fat emulsion in the treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e678-86. View abstract
  57. Improved survival in a multidisciplinary short bowel syndrome program. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan; 43(1):20-4. View abstract
  58. Pediatric intestinal failure: nutrition, pharmacologic, and surgical approaches. Nutr Clin Pract. 2007 Dec; 22(6):653-63. View abstract
  59. Ileal exclusion for refractory symptomatic cholestasis in Alagille syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 May; 42(5):800-5. View abstract
  60. Klebsiella pneumoniae necrotizing fasciitis and septic arthritis: an appearance in the Western hemisphere. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007 Apr; 8(2):227-32. View abstract
  61. First report of the international serial transverse enteroplasty data registry: indications, efficacy, and complications. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Mar; 204(3):365-71. View abstract
  62. The second STEP: the feasibility of repeat serial transverse enteroplasty. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Dec; 41(12):1951-6. View abstract
  63. Serial transverse enteroplasty for management of refractory D-lactic acidosis in short-bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Sep; 43(3):395-7. View abstract
  64. Adrenal insufficiency in the critically ill neonate and child. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):448-53. View abstract
  65. Bouveret meets Boerhaave. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr; 81(4):1493-5. View abstract
  66. Ascending thoracic aneurysms are associated with decreased systemic atherosclerosis. Chest. 2005 Sep; 128(3):1580-6. View abstract